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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience Endocrinology
Mult Possibilities: I hate my summary, but the 3 organs swollen do not really fit. The enlarged liver could be from the fatty liver, which contrary to a lot of informatio ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Highly variable: Infectious mononucleosis can produce lasting symptoms sometimes as long as months after infection. What is important is to protect your spleen from a ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Spleen pain: injury, hemorrhage,Sickle cell crisis, infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael McGonigal
38 years experience General Surgery
Only CT can tell : The spleen may be injured any time there is a significant impact to your lower left chest. It's difficult to tell pain from bruised or broken ribs in ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garland Martin
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest: There are many causes of chest pain would need more specific info to help.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There are many: potential causes for head pain. So many, that I would not want to try to guess at the cause of yours. I would encourage you to see your primary care ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: Cavities, gum disease, bruxism are a few conditions that can result in painful teeth. You'll need to visit a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Sweet III
19 years experience Pathology
Injury: Most common cause is injury.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Liver attack: Need more information. Why do you believe your liver is attacking you?
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Abdominal pain: Depending on your anatomy could be: stomach; duodenum (first part of the small intestine); transverse colon; gallbladder; part of liver.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Being enlarged will just increase one' s risk of rupture.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Enlarged spleen: Splenomegaly (enlarged spleen) can be due to various conditions. In a young person, it can enlarge due to a blood disorder causing the spleen to 'hold ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Swollen lymph: Node usually is clearing an infection.You don sat where it is or how lomg it has been there or if it hirts. If it is a single swollen node that has be ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Cusano
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Flank pain: Those symptoms could indicate a urinary tract infection, a kidney stone, or a blockage of the urinary tract.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
More info needed: but usually enlargement of both spleen and liver is due to "portal hypertension", which is most commonly due to cirrhosis of the liver.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience Urogynecology
Menstrual cramps: Stop caffiene, increase calcium, consider birth control pills, ibuprofen. Try aerobic exercise and chasteberry.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Could be many: Things. Could be chest wall pain because of rib problem, could be chest pain because of heart, lung, esophagus or stomach problem. See your doctor for ... Read More
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Hip pain: So many different possibilities from a hip problem to a muscle problem to a back problem. Best to see a doctor get an examination as you may need tes ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Lots of things: The list of possibilities is quite large. First is your problem due to pain? Weakness? Loss of sensation? Loss of balance? Then start thinking of the ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus answered
15 years experience General Surgery
Not breathing : not breathing is an emergency! Main causes are: allergy to food (anaphylaxis) or medication, heart attack, Asthma attack, trauma. All are emergencies. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Enlarged spleen: Most people don't know they have an enlarged spleen because symptoms are rare. People usually find out about it during a physical exam. These are the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen Lymph Node: You can tell if a lymph node is swollen if you can feel the lymph node. Normal lymph nodes are generally not felt. If you can feel an occipital lymph ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Common type of bugs: Community aquired pneumonia means just that, "normal" types of organisms that cause pnuemonia, as apposed to hospital aquired pneunomia which is often ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Varying presentation: May start with mild pain around the belly button which worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly feve ... Read More

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